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    Default Whats the differences between H.Bucker magnets

    Alnico-2, alnico-5, alnico-8, ceramic

    what will the differences be, everything else being equal, in switching out magnets?
    i think each coil of an HB pickup has its own magnet bar. can you mix and match different magnets in the same HB?

    and what's the difference between hex-wrench, and flat-head screw driver adjustable pole pieces?
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    Default Re: Whats the differences between H.Bucker magnets

    what will the differences be, everything else being equal, in switching out magnets?
    i think each coil of an HB pickup has its own magnet bar. can you mix and match different magnets in the same HB?
    humbuckers only have 1 magnet, p90's have 2. output wise a2 is the lowest and ceramic the highest.
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    Default Re: Whats the differences between H.Bucker magnets

    Quote Originally Posted by jake_xms3_punk View Post
    humbuckers only have 1 magnet, p90's have 2. output wise a2 is the lowest and ceramic the highest.
    does it only change output? is tone affected at all?

    what about the adjustable pole-piece style?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky-d View Post

    and what's the difference between hex-wrench, and flat-head screw driver adjustable pole pieces?
    IMO, the hex type makes a pickup more articulate, and the tone is not as smooth - here's a number of adjectives: dry, scratchy, crunchy, tight, hard, bright, etc... this can be a positive or negative depending on the feel and tone you're going for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chas View Post
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    Default Re: Whats the differences between H.Bucker magnets

    where can you get replacement mags?
    i checked stewmac and they only have 1 type. i'd like to get a few different kinds

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